DOUBLE TAKE® Orange

Quince

Chaenomeles speciosa

'Orange Storm'

USPP 20,950

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  • Heat tolerant
  • Long blooming
  • Thornless
Description

Get the most from this old-fashioned springtime favorite with Double Take® Chaenomeles. Developed by Dr. Tom Ranney and his team at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in North Carolina, these flowering quince are thornless with very large, fully doubled blooms. Double Take® Orange quince brings a jolt of vibrant color to the spring landscape and attracts migrating orioles.

Awards
2019 Oklahoma Proven Shrub
USDA Zone
5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
4 - 5'
Width
4 - 5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Orange
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Quince is quite adaptable to any soil, and shows good tolerance to dry conditions once it is established.

Pruning

If pruning is desired, do so immediately after flowering in spring. Remove oldest stems every 4-6 years.

Uses

Excellent for hedging, mass planting and cut flower gardens. A spectacular early season specimen for the mixed border.

Growing Tips

All of the Double Take® series has demonstrated exceptional heat tolerance, blooming weeks longer than conventional varieties. They also have shown a strong tendency to rebloom in fall. These thornless varieties do not set fruit.